Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I just started reading from your site and I love it so far (and I haven't even gotten far in XD)! You've already made me laugh more than once and I love learning. Thank you for all the hard work you've obviously put into it! I look forward to reading more!
Context...nigger is just a word and really has no meaning for anyone personally unless they accept that meaning as their own. However a reference to basketball and Blacks is a general stereotype that's used to demean all black people based on their physical prowness instead of their intellectual abilities.
Thank you for the invite. I saw your page link yesterday on my initial visit to ThinkAtheist. As a matter of fact, just cam back from weekly bible study for men and have a few ages of notes to transcribe. One of the major questions asked this morning was "What do you have to give up or turn off to be used by god." My first IMMEDIATE and gut wrenching response was CRITICAL THOUGHT, REASON & LOGIC! During the "small group discussion" they wanted an answer from everyone and I expressed my views. Needless to say there was some uncomfortable silence following my answer but I explained I was not trying to be argumentative or "combative" but it was honestly the first thing I thought of. I haven't dug deep into your sight yet but it does remind me of the Skeptics Annotated Bible site (another great source). I could go on and will probably post a longer message to ThinkAtheist later once I let this morning's "teachings" sink in a little more.
On a side note, couldn't help to notice your Skype username... I loved the Guide as well. The answer there is as logical as any I've found in the bible... 42. Adams had a point... it's the QUESTION that is relevant! - John
Of course "Blacks" or anyone else can exhibit "racist traits"..however if we hold true to the definition of racsim, (not the post 1980's political correct definition that incorporates prejudice and bigotry) Black can't practice racism in the United States. (maybe Obama can but he will be overturned by the courts).
What has color to do with anything racial in this psuedo post racial society? Blacks can join forces with racist whites to undermine Black efficacy, in fact it more prevalent now. So the color of your skin or mine really makes no difference, it's your world view that counts. However world views, no matter how great the intention, can be tainted by ones education. For example they can be so used to privilege they don't know what it would be without it.
What has your "mixed race" children to do with your mentality? They are just a PART of your views about race. You won't believe me but making that statement speaks volumes about you.
Black people are not non human that we need an apology/explanation for having whites "like" us.
See if you lived the life of a conscious black person, you'd NEVER make the statement that I seem like things are "eating" at me. You damn right they are... but that's one of your privileges. Be well
Thanks for the link to your site! I really enjoy researching inaccuracies of the bible so I can invite the mormon kids that walk around my neighborhood in and ask them how they can believe the bible when it is so full of inconsistencies and contradictions. It's a fun way for me to spend my Sunday afternoons. LOL
I apologize for taking so long to answer you; I'm still trying to navigate the site, lol! Also, I go back and forth between this site, Twitter, and Facebook!
Thank you for adding me, and great to meet ya! I have a feeling I'll be hanging out here a lot, because I moved back in with my mother so I could stop driving a truck to go back and finish school (I think I mentioned this, but not sure- my mother and stepfather are still devout Mormons... I thought it'd be funny and not an issue because they don't preach or push it on me at all, but I'm finding it upsetting to see.. It's actually sad. It's almost like watching a drug addict pretending to be normal. Does that make sense?) I mean they waste SO much of their time on shi.., I mean, stuff that is crazy! So thank you again for an awesome refuge! Looking forward to getting to know everyone! :-D
Ah, yes, my beautiful White Unicorn - I was just very lucky in finding her under a cabbage patch - I looked after her for two years, then she went to Unicorn Playgroup, where, while she was having loads of fun, she also learnt how to run, fly and paint like Picasso - prerequisites to being a happy Unicorn. Thanks for the invite :)